Every year we pick blackberries. Some years we eat them all and some years we make jam. This year we put two gallons worth or berries through our tomato squeezer and decided to make jam and fruit leather (plus eat as much as possible while out there! I swear to you that one berry that looked a little passed ripe tasted just like a Starburst. It had been a while since I have eaten one of those but it brought back memories.).
Last year I made a few fruit leathers with applesauce to try it out. Honestly, I didn't dehydrate them enough because they were a little gooier than I would have liked but the kids loved them and that is all that matters. This time I mixed a ratio of 1:1 blackberry sauce and applesauce. I dehydrated them in my oven (I have a special feature) for about 12 hours i.e. overnight. The pan you see above is the third batch and as you can see, the ends were cut off before I took the picture. They are disappearing as fast as I can make them. Fortunately I stuck a few in the freezer for this winter when fruit isn't as fresh. They will thank me then.
What do you do with your blackberry booty?
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